Sunday, June 28, 2009

Lights, Camera...Pictures!

B has been a busy boy replacing lights left and right. All of them are gorgeous. Sure, it may have taken longer than he would have liked. And, sure I wish my computer and TV wasn't hooked up to the same breaker as every other part of the house. And, sure I wish he would give me a little notice before switching off said breaker so my computer doesn't keep abruptly shutting off. However, the end result of all of that? Magnificent.

In case you have forgotten, this was the ceiling fan in our master bedroom:


UGLY and old. And white and brass. Yuck! This is what it looks like now:


Much better, right? And it matches the drapes!

Meanwhile in the upstairs hall, this has been our light fixture for quite some time. It used to have a glass covering but B broke that long ago. Plastic and glass fake candles with a brass chain? Yuck!

Now look at this beauty! Totally goes with the style of the house. Not too old fashioned but still antique looking.

See?


This fixture was a gift from B's aunt and uncle (and our good friends) K&G. We couldn't thank them enough. The difference in the hall is astounding.

Of course that meant B wanted to replicate it in the next landing. It is hard to tell because the light is on but this was a glass dome type light fixture with brass around it and I believe it had flowers etched on the glass. Yuck!


Look how pretty now. Similar to the one in the main hall but flush to the ceiling.


I love it!!



Thanks K&G for giving us the fabulous light fixture which looks great and inspired B to get a similar one in the landing! We love it!!

8 important things being said:

Debbie said...

Love it all! I really love the wall color in the hall. What is it? A warm gray?

Andhari said...

I love the fan lamps, gorgeous! Great lights make greater home, I heard. :)

Blaez said...

you are so hired to decorate my house when i ever buy one!

saratogajean said...

OMG I think my Grandma has every single one of your old light fixtures.

White + brass? check
etched glass? check
painted flowers? check

Good on ya' for getting rid of the olds.

*~Dani~* said...

Debbie - actually it is more of a brownish green. Check out the post here: http://danitime.blogspot.com/2009/04/stairway-to-heaven.html

Andhari - Lighting is important to me. Even in my office I have lamps rather than the harsh office lighting.

Blaez - well, I will probably have to bring B since we are a team :)

saratogajean - you described the fixtures perfectly!! Grandma lights. Thank god they are gone.

j'lynn said...

I love the new fixtures! :) Great job you two!!

Jennifer said...

Oh, those fixtures are stunning! They look perfect in the house. I bet you were sad to see that white fan go.

*~Dani~* said...

j'lynn - thanks!

Jennifer - they are perfect for the decor. I was awfully sad about that white fan. About as sad as I will be when the ugly fany in my office goes. It may involve tears.

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